Whether it be between a man and woman, man and man, or woman and woman, marriage is the biggest commitment a person can make to someone. You are vowing to stay by this person through good and bad, sickness and health, richness and in poorness until death do you part.
However, in today’s modern world it appears that the sanctity of marriage is slowly disappearing. The idea that the marriage lasted as little as 72 days is outrageous. Whether you like it or not, divorce has become a much more acceptable part of society. Nevertheless, there are many ways in which you can reinvigorate and strengthen your marriage.
Stick to Honesty and trust
Honesty and trust are the cornerstones of any relationship. In order to have a healthy marriage you need to be able to talk to your partner. You need to be open with each other. Since you are planning on spending the rest of your lives together, you need to feel like you can talk to them about anything. Without this basic form of trust your relationship is simply going to breakdown.
Keep the ‘Spark’ alive
There is a widely held misconception regarding the romantic ‘spark’ of a marriage. It is often thought when this ‘spark’ is lost, the relationship will somehow become dull and repetitive. In reality, people change and the so called romantic ‘spark’ will change as well.
But when this happens you should still respect you partner, and want to be with them. You should get pleasure from simply being with this person and respect them as an individual. In all likelihood you are not going to agree on everything, but you should respect and grow to appreciate their differing opinions.
Go Out more often
One of the most important aspects to a healthy marriage is having fun. Life is too short to take everything seriously, so enjoy each other’s company. Watch movies together, go for walks together.
Do some activities together
Find activities that you both enjoy and love to do together. Because the one thing you cannot do is take each other for granted.
Create a Balance
It is essential to have a balance between your life as a couple, and your own life. It is important to socialise with other people and do things that you enjoy, that your partner may not be interested in. You need to trust each other rather than try to control one another. You need to appreciate that you are two individuals that may have differing views on ‘fun’.
It is imperative to a healthy marriage that you are constantly learning new things about each other. You plan on spending the rest of your life with someone, so appreciate and savour the fact that you are growing together.